Four Wheel Drive Victoria Clubs are reminded to complete volunteer data collection forms available from this website
Camp Status: OPENING 23 JANUARY 2020
Fencing Starting: 23 January 2020
: Bruthen Football Club, Bruthen-Buchan Road, Bruthen
Co-ordinator: Phil Fraser
Mobile: 0427 550 323
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Urgent - Please Share Immediately
Bruthen East Gippsland BlazeAid has been POSTPONED for several days until all roads to farms are opened and safe to the general public (ie cleared of debris and dangerous overhanging trees that might kill someone) ( Farmers night postponed as well)
I am in direct communication with Andrew Crisp Emerg Services Commissioner and Gippsland Dep Chief Fire Officer and - quite rightly-under her/ their jurisdiction I will inform you immediately when I have their authority to begin blazeaid at Bruthen and have hundreds of volunteers commuting safely to farms.
BEFORE ARRIVING: Please contact the basecamp at least the day prior to your intended arrival so we can include you in a team and put your name on the dinner list. If possible, you should aim to arrive prior to 5pm.
BREAKFAST: From 6:30am
MUSTER: 7:15am Mandatory for all volunteers working that day.
**If you are volunteering for a day at a time then returning home, you MUST be at our basecamp no later than 7am each morning and we MUST know that you are coming.
MEALS: Meals are provided for volunteers, but please bring your own snacks. Breakfast and a nourishing two-course evening meal are provided by BlazeAid (with help from local community groups) at the basecamps.
Where possible, the families you’re working with will provide morning tea and lunch for volunteers each day. Otherwise, BlazeAid provides food for you to make your own sandwiches to take with you.
Please note, if you have special dietary needs you will need to bring your own food if you are not able to eat the meals provided.
AMENITIES: Power may or may not be available. Caravan/Camper/Tents/Swags, Showers and Toilets provided.
There is plenty of space for you to bring your own caravan, motorhome, swag or tent. All sites have toilets and hot showers.
Accommodation for volunteers who don’t have a caravan, tent, etc, varies at the different basecamps. Please ask the Camp Coordinator for more details about the basecamp you’re going to. If you have a swag, camp stretcher, inflatable mattress, etc, please bring it with you. You will also need to bring pillows, sheets, blankets, etc.
Please remember that we are working in disaster areas, so the accommodation available may be fairly basic and power will be limited. In some areas, mobile phone coverage might not be very good.